Global powers are ready to “go to the hilt” to isolate Russia economically, US secretary of state John Kerry warned last night, as tensions between East and West over Ukraine reached a level not seen since the Cold War. Full story >>
A sanction (against somebody) an official order that limits trade, contact, etc. with a particular country, in order to make it do something, such as obeying international law. • Trade sanctions were imposed against any country that refused to sign the agreement.